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‘Fail the trip.’ I said to the flying instructor who’d just flown with one of our top students.
He gave me a confused look.
I was expecting it – my demand, to him, was entirely unreasonable. We knew the student well, I’d read her flying reports from her previous two flight schools and from our own Squadron where she was learning to be a fast jet pilot in the RAF. She was excellent; her flying was above average in all respects – she was hard working and well prepared for her flights.
But there was a problem.
I’d seen it before but it was obvious to me that her instructor had not.
‘Fail her trip.’ I repeated.
‘But she flew well, it was a good sortie, she’s a great student, you know this – why should I fail it?’ he asked.
‘Have a think, brother,’ I said, ‘she’s a ‘great student’ – where’s she going to be in six months time?’
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